We’ve looked before at California’s ballot initiative to require that foods produced using biotechnology be labeled (and that labeling be enforced by the trial bar), and it’s in the news again in the lead-up to a November vote. The American Medical Association … Continue reading
According to one new estimate, Americans waste up to 40 percent of food that they buy. This is a loss that adds up to tens of billions of dollars each year, and leads to overflowing landfills. An average family dumps … Continue reading
California now sits in the number two spot of Judicial Hellholes in the nation, but they’re making a play to top that list very soon. Proposition 37, which will be on the ballot this November, will all but guarantee payday after payday … Continue reading
The national convention of America’s largest physicians’ association, the American Medical Association (AMA), was held this week, and activists hoped to get ringing endorsements from white-coated solons for their policy proposals. We were optimistic given the AMA’s history of taking … Continue reading
We’ve been saying for some time that organic activists who would take affordable food out of grocery stores and restaurants fail to acknowledge the reasons behind modern agricultural practices. New research from Wageningen University in the Netherlands backs us up. … Continue reading
Genetically modified (GM) food may have the potential to feed an ever-growing world population, but it just can’t catch a break from activist scaremongering. Combine misinformed propaganda with trial lawyers who want to diversify their income out of the ambulance-chasing business, and food … Continue reading
In a side-by-side comparison of organically grown and conventionally grown potatoes by researchers at the University of Wisconsin's Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, organic spuds were shown to have higher production costs per acre and far lower yields than conventional potatoes.
In carefully monitored field tests in 1990, organic...
The PR mastermind behind the media-savvy attacks on genetically improved foods is David Fenton, the spin-meister who brought us the thoroughly phony Alar-on-apples food scare in 1989.
This summer, Fenton stage-managed 20 separate press events targeting the Campbell Soup Company and Kellogg's. More companies are targeted for attack before...
Some consumer activists are demanding that genetically modified foods be labeled so today's safety-conscious homemakers can avoid them. Meanwhile, organic and natural foods are soaring to new heights of popularity.
Organic and natural foods must be safer and more healthful, right? Not quite! Genetically modified foods are significantly safer...